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Why ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Succeeded (and How Season 3 Could Look)

The Disney+ show received near-universal praise for its second installment. Here are a few reasons why—and why next season could have difficulty repeating the magic.

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‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Finale Recap: A Quest Complete, a Jedi Returned

Chapter 16 brings an end to a story—with the help of a ‘Star Wars’ legend—while hinting at what’s to come next

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Will Baby Yoda Become a Villain in Season 3 of ‘The Mandalorian’?

And more takes heading into the Season 2 finale

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‘The Mandalorian,’ Chapter 15 Recap: Mando Drops the Mic

"The Believer" is a touching and explosive episode that functions as a mostly satisfying setup for the Season 2 finale

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Five Takeaways From Disney’s Massive ‘Star Wars’ Announcement

Breaking down the many Force-related developments from Thursday’s Investor Day

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‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 14 Recap: The Most Violent, Heartrending Episode of the Series

In "The Tragedy," Clan Mudhorn meets its match (and multiple allies) in the most explosive episode of the series

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Why Ahsoka Tano Matters With Mallory Rubin

Mallory is joined by Chris and Andy to the discuss the ‘The Clone Wars’ character’s arrival in ‘The Mandalorian’

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‘The Mandalorian,’ Chapter 13 Recap: Baby Yoda Has a Name—and Fans Have a Lot to Process

"The Jedi" brought the long-awaited debut of a fan favorite, whose appearance answered a handful of big questions while raising many more

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‘The Mandalorian’ Begins Digging Into the Mysteries Surrounding Our Hero’s Quest

"The Siege" takes a detour, but manages to build on all the action from last week’s installment

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“The Heiress” Recap: ‘The Mandalorian’ Expands Its Universe

After opening Season 2 with two meandering episodes, the show broadened the scope of its storytelling and introduced cherished characters from ‘Star Wars’ lore

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Do Not Let Baby Yoda’s Cuteness Distract You From His Murderous Ways

The cutest character in ‘The Mandalorian’ is eating babies right in front of our eyes

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‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 10 Recap: No Big Reveals, but Some Fun With Frog Eggs

The second episode of Season 2 didn’t advance the story or pack a surprise like last week’s premiere, but "The Passenger" still appeals to the less lore-obsessed side of the series’ audience

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How Ludwig Göransson Remixed John Williams for ‘The Mandalorian’

In Season 2 of the Disney+ series, the traditional sounds of ‘Star Wars’ collide with Swedish heavy metal

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What If ‘The Mandalorian’ Were Just a Procedural?

Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have promised to expand the story into the larger ‘Star Wars’ universe, but do they really need to?

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Did ‘The Mandalorian’ Just Unveil [REDACTED]?

Our planet-hopping bounty hunter and his pint-sized sidekick are back, and so are our recaps. First order of business: Who was that mysterious person we caught a glimpse of at the end?

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‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Entrance Survey

As Baby Yoda reenters our lives, we address what’s to come, who to look out for, and whether the little guy will be put in harm’s way

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‘The Mandalorian’ Is Now the Star of ‘Star Wars’

Last year, the Disney+ show played second fiddle to ‘The Rise of Skywalker.’ This year, it’s the undisputed ‘Star Wars’ king—and the franchise may be better off for it.

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Does ‘The Mandalorian’ Have Enough Room to Grow?

The space Western’s first season was a triumph, but can it continue to expand its story without creating inconsistencies in the ‘Star Wars’ canon?

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Even Disney Didn’t Know How Much It Needed Disney+

Nearly a year after its release, the streaming service has become the most promising part of the Mouse House’s portfolio

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How Baby Yoda Made ‘The Mandalorian’ a Hit and What Comes Next

Jackson Maher breaks down how Baby Yoda turned ‘The Mandalorian’ into an overnight success

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How to Handle Baby Yoda

Mallory Rubin knows exactly what to do

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What Does the Future of ‘Star Wars’ Hold?

With another blockbuster movie and a small-screen hit, the franchise is healthy. Yet there’s unrest in the fandom. How can Disney and Lucasfilm fix that?

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‘Binge Mode Star Wars’: The Darksaber—How Did It Get to ‘The Mandalorian’?

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion head to the Jedi Temple to explore the history of the Saber

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‘The Mandalorian’ and the Power of an Unimpeachable Season Finale

The first installment of Disney+’s flagship series had its hiccups, but a beautiful final episode added emotional depth, set up a second season, and showed what ‘Star Wars’ could do on TV

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‘The Mandalorian’ Finale Was a Showcase for What Makes the Series Great

The Taika Waititi–directed "Redemption" brought the first season full circle while preserving the series’ main mystery for the future

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‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 7 Gets Back to the Business at Hand

After three episodes featuring enjoyable romps around the galaxy but little in the way of plot advancement, "The Reckoning" refocuses the series just in time for the finale

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‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 6: Are We Ever Going to See What’s Under That Helmet?

Another week brings us to more far-flung ‘Star Wars’ locales but not much closer to knowing more about our protagonist or Baby Yoda

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Disney Is Not Your Friend, but It’s OK If Baby Yoda Is

The breakout star from ‘The Mandalorian’ has MacGuffin’d his way into Twitter, Etsy, and the discourse, but not yet our checkbooks. Let’s enjoy it while we can.

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‘Binge Mode: Star Wars’: Eight Easter Eggs From ‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 5

‘Binge Mode’ hosts Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion break down the fifth episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ by sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations

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‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 5 Reaches Peak Fan Service on Tatooine

Of course it’s fun to see Mando at the Mos Eisley cantina, and to see Baby Yoda just a stone’s throw away from where the Millennium Falcon was once docked, but the detour to Luke Skywalker’s former home left the new series feeling stagnant

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“Dear Baby Yoda”: A Love Song

Ice2Ice reunite to bring a remixed version of "Dear Theodosia" from ‘Hamilton’

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‘Binge Mode: Star Wars’: Eight Easter Eggs From ‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 4

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion share their favorite insights into the latest episode, including how the episode was woman-directed, has a reference to a womp rat, and much more!

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‘The Mandalorian,’ Chapter 4: How Can You Hide From Hunters Who Always Know Where You Are?

In the fourth installment, our hero thinks he finds a safe place to lie low—but ends up putting his adorable green companion in danger

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‘Binge Mode: Star Wars’: Eight Easter Eggs From ‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 3

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion share eight of their favorite insights and observations

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‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 3: What Does Everyone Want From Baby Yoda?

In this third installment, our hero goes from Lawful Evil to Lawful Good—but the mystery behind his little green companion only grows larger

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‘Binge Mode: Star Wars’: Eight Easter Eggs From ‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 2

From the Ugnaughts to the mudhorns, Jason and Mal discuss their observations from this episode